The Seattle PD has done a lot of baaaad things. But once in a while they get it right. They just hired a former journalist from an alternative weekly to write a handbook to cannabis legalization. It’s called “Marijwhatnow?” Among other advice: “Hold your breath.”
This fascinating story about linguists and code-crackers uncovering a heretofore unknown secret society is long and detailed enough I thought I might save it for a weekend read. But what the heck; you geek types and scholars will find this an excellent way to avoid Monday morning. (H/T JG)
Great WSJ profile on F.I.R.E., the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, those great free-speech, anti-PC fighters.
As an aside, until Obama became our overlord, Doug MacGregor routinely wrote for mainstream publications. But being critical of Obama ended all that. It was alright to criticize Bush… but heresy to criticize Obama, his will be done.
Loved the piece on codes. What an odd, but quite inspiring, group.
EN — I know much of the media worships Obama. But I’m joining those who say the media isn’t so much leftist as statist.
Jim Bovard also used to write regularly for the same media “bigs” your friend did (NYT, WSJ, etc.). But after 9-11, questioning the fedgov just “wasn’t done” in such respectable circles. And that was during the Bush years.
Anyhow, your friend clearly writes from personal knowledge & these days Counterpunch isn’t a bad place to be.
Well now, Bush was not exactly known for his love of small government. While I’ll agree that the love of the state is first and foremost amongst our media, George Bush created DHS and many other abominations loved by state lovers everywhere… but Doug could write anti Bush articles with the blessing of all the MSM. Not so today.